JasonR:/ $ su JasonR:/ # cd /stor*/emu*/0/WhatsApp JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp # cd Media JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media # ls -al *.jpg -rwxrwx--x 1 root everybody 506827 2019-02-22 11:42 DSC_20190102_130645.jpg
## I cant' move a regular file in whatsapp Images folder
cp DSC*.jpg "WhatsApp Images" cp: cannot create regular file 'WhatsApp Images/DSC_20190102_130645.jpg': No space left on device
## Neither can I create a 0 byte file.
JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media # touch 1.jpeg JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media # cp 1.jpeg "WhatsApp Images" cp: cannot create regular file 'WhatsApp Images/1.jpeg': No space left on device
## du command o/p
du -sch "WhatsApp Images" 2.0G WhatsApp Images 2.0G total
## Df command o/p. The BindFs between internal storage and SD Card can be seen.More details in Mount o/p below
JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media # df -h "WhatsApp Images" Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp 109G 65G 45G 60%
## I m listing top 5 elements in that directory
JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media # cd "WhatsApp Images" ls -al | head -5 < total 3962688 drwxrwx--x 5 root everybody 2097152 2019-07-29 14:32 . drwxrwx--x 13 root everybody 32768 2019-07-29 14:44 .. -rwxrwx--x 1 root everybody 95402 2019-01-13 01:50 IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg -rwxrwx--x 1 root everybody 161097 2019-01-13 01:55 IMG-20150711-WA0000.jpg
## I can move up and restore a file within the WhatsApp Images folder.
/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images # mv IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg.old /storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images # mv IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg.old IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg /storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images # mv IMG-20150711-WA0000.jpg ../ /storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images # mv ../IMG-20150711-WA0000.jpg .
## Just <16.5K files totally. ExFat Limit is 2,796,202 per dir
/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images # ls -alh | wc -l 16387 JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images #
## MOUNT command output
mount | grep -i "Whatsapp" < /mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp on /mnt/runtime/default/emulated/0/WhatsApp type sdcardfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,low_uid=1023,low_gid=1023,gid=9997,mask=0006) /mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp on /storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp type sdcardfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,low_uid=1023,low_gid=1023,gid=9997,mask=0006) /mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp on /mnt/runtime/read/emulated/0/WhatsApp type sdcardfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,low_uid=1023,low_gid=1023,gid=9997,mask=0027) /mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp on /mnt/runtime/write/emulated/0/WhatsApp type sdcardfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,low_uid=1023,low_gid=1023,gid=9997,mask=0007) JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images # .
## Going into Images directory directly without a bindFs link & creating a 0 byte file Fails
JasonR:/mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp/Media # cd "WhatsApp Images" touch 1.jpg touch: '1.jpg': No space left on device JasonR:/mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images #
## Now I 'll list some jpg's
JasonR:/mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images # ls -al *.jpg | head -5 -rwxrwx--- 1 media_rw media_rw 95402 2019-01-13 01:50 IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg -rwxrwx--- 1 media_rw media_rw 161097 2019-01-13 01:55 IMG-20150711-WA0000.jpg -rwxrwx--- 1 media_rw media_rw 183103 2019-01-13 01:53 IMG-20150711-WA0002.jpg -rwxrwx--- 1 media_rw media_rw 170516 2019-01-13 01:55 IMG-20150711-WA0003.jpg -rwxrwx--- 1 media_rw media_rw 190117 2019-01-13 01:55 IMG-20150711-WA0004.jpg
## I can move a file inside that folder 1 level up && after moving it , it WILL let me create an additional file
mv IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg ../ touch 1.jpg
## Now with that additional file created I will move back the original file It will REFUSE this unless I delete the additional file I just created
< mv ../IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg . < mv: cannot move '../IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg' to './IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg': No space left on device JasonR:/mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images # JasonR:/mnt/media_rw/76B2-B58E/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images # rm 1.jpg mv ../IMG-20150526-WA0005.jpg .
##sounds like it cares about the #files . Issue is not space related
file system is supposed to allow more than 2 million files per folder.
so just to give you an idea of my situation.
as is well known
bind approach to link to a folder on my
MicroSD card with the same name.
all was well for almost 2 years and all of a sudden out of Nowhere I had the situation where
"WhatsApp Images" folder (
will simply refuse to accept any more
un-bind this relationship and have everything downloaded on my internal memory the
jpg's & other media are downloaded just fine. but internal storage is crammed - I don't have space.
binding does not cause this to happen to other media i.e. video documents etc. this only happens to images folder and presumably that is related to large number of image files already in that folder.
exFAT does not have such a low ceiling for number of files you can put in a folder.
also just to complete the picture, I can write to any other folder on that micro SD card through binding on internal storage
what I did
renamed this folder ( folder.old )and created a new folder and moved all files into that new folder also called 'WhatsApp images' and after about a week the same issue crept up on this new folder
since most of the space is hogged by videos , I created a
bindonly for video folder ( WhatsApp videos) everything else could go to internal memory.
the result was videos could not be downloaded. so I could
parent WhatsAppfolder lock stock subfolder approach fails
so my questions are:
exFATdoes not have restrictions for such a small number of files in a folder what is causing this issue. on command line it shows up as no more space available
I have attached screenshots of my terminal emulator
why does in subfolder approach not work. I'd assume that has to do with temp files created elsewhere while you download the video and then they have to be joined some place on the same partition and so the binding does not work . if at all this is in fact true then where does